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Benin Alumni Celebrates World Environment Day


Date: 5 June 2010

On Saturday June 5th 2010, on the campus of Abomey Calavi University (Cotonou, Benin Republic) the GLOBE Alumni of this country in association with another young NGO created by other GLOBE Alumni called Jeunesse et Developpement, celebrated the World Environment Day, (WED) 2010 from 13H to 18H GMT.


Sensitize the student community to issues relating to climate change, and help Benin students engage in solving activities related to the problem of climate changes, to strengthen the GLOBE Program in Benin.

The celebration started with a screening of the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" of the Nobel Peace prize in 2007, a father of the GLOBE Program, Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., This documentary as an introduction to the conference theme: Benin Republic with climate change phenomenon : trends and alternatives, will be developed by a scientist specialized in the field of the climate changes, and teacher at the University of Abomey

Then participants (students at the University of Abomey Calavi), have been established for workshop to propose actions to mitigate the effects of climate change in their respective communities. These actions will serve as future projects to preserve the environment for GLOBE Alumni Benin

After that there had been a refund of the plenary work and passage of the general report of the day.

A celebration dinner had been offered to participants from 18h GMT, and this ended the celebrations.

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What is GLOBE?
The GLOBE Program is an international environmental education project.
Schools gather environmental data and share it world-wide using the internet.

Find out more at www.globe.gov
GLOBE Africa (22 participating countries) is one of the 5 regions of the international GLOBE program (110 countries).

GIAC Chairman:
Mr. Mark Brettenny (South Africa)

For more information go to the international website:

Collaborating Organizations in Africa: